I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Summer's Glory

Today is the last day of summer 2010...the equinox will roll in around 5 PM, followed almost immediately by the rising full Harvest Moon and Jupiter!

Of course it is in the eighties, hot, hot and sunny here. And my morning glories finally decided to raise their beautiful blue faces to the  last sunrise of summer.

 I know morning glories can be invasive, though they are hard to grow here at the beach. I grow them only in containers and deadhead carefully to avoid scattering seeds.

Isn't this the most perfect sky blue! Burpee's Heavenly Blue, a vintage classic, on the right.

And I think the other one is Flying Saucer,on the left.
There are also a few Moonflowers, they bloom in the dark!

And a "volunteer"..an unusual purple, growing out of my deck.


(Is he invading my house? oooh!) Great color!

And here on the dunes...the last hopeful sweet rose of summer...


Welcome autumn!



   .....gone to the beach